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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8888
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Loved it ! i am in awe at the size and scale of the MCG. How lucky are the members, their restaurants and bars are beautiful and the long room is sporting heaven. We had a fantastic tour guide on our visit.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Melbourne must include a visit to the National Sports Museum plus a guided tour of the MCG. The museum has an excellent display of sporting memorabilia from all areas but especially from connections with the MCG. Fascinating and informative. The MCG Tour is also a must because the arena is one of the world's best. The new... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in sport and find yourself in Melbourne you must visit the stadium. The tour takes you pitchside and really gives you insight in the incredible history of the stadium. If there is an event going on especially an AFL game do yourself a favour and attend. You may not understand what's going on but you'll... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Melbourne has two great sporting occasions -- the Boxing Day Test and the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final. Both take place at the MCG. The Boxing Day Test is equivalent to the World Series, while the AFL Grand Final is the Super Bowl on steroids. The Boxing Day Test is divided between the members (genteel) and rest (rowdy). If... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Did the tour with on of the MCC old boys as guide. He was truly entertaining and had great stories to tell. Followed that up with a trip around the museum which was also pretty fun, interactive sports exhibits and Warnie hologram talking to us.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have taken a MCG tour and I must say it was all worth taking the tour. It has some amazing history and views. If you are visiting Melbourne, do visit the MCG.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited the day after the Grand Final on the free open day and it was fantastic. Almost all areas were open to the public including the long room, media boxes, both change rooms and most importantly onto the hallow turf. Yes it was busy and yes there were the occassional queues but it was well worth it if you... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to see a football game. Big stadium. Apparently there are tours you can take there. Easy to get your food and drinks. Plenty of toilets there especially when the stadium is packed and you need to go. If you are there in Melbourne during the AFL season you get some good tickets at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

great grounds, easy to get to, walking distance from city, plenty of amenties & facilities. Prices are also reasonable and food is available at the grounds.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even though your food is excellent, the whole atmosphere is wonderful. I suggest a tour first of the facility with one of the great volunteer guides

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